Investing should be easy – just buy low and sell high – but most of us have trouble following that simple advice. There are principles and strategies that may enable you to put together an investment portfolio that reflects your risk tolerance, time horizon, and goals. Understanding these principles and strategies can help you avoid some of the pitfalls that snare some investors.
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Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
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When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.